Los Angeles Theft Crimes Attorney


Larceny Defense Attorney

Larceny is defined as the trespassory taking and carrying away someone else’s property without their consent with the intent to deprive them of the property permanently according to California Penal Code 484.

To prove that the defendant is guilty of this crime, the People must prove that:

1. The defendant took possession of property owned by someone else;
2. The defendant took the property without the owner’s consent;
3. When the defendant took the property they intended to deprive the owner of it permanently, or to remove it from the owner’s possession for so extended a period of time that the owner would be deprived of a major portion of the value or enjoyment of the property
4. The defendant move the property, even a small distance, and kept it for any period of time, however brief.

As your Los Angeles Theft Crime Attorney, we do everything we can to refute these elements and show your innocence. The burden of proof is on the prosecution to prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt and as your
Larceny Defense Lawyer we will thoroughly investigate the case to show that there in fact is a doubt as to your guilt.

There are different classifications of larceny that have different consequences resulting from a conviction.

Grand larceny involves property that is of significant value, generally a $1000 or higher.
Larceny by false pretenses is when you are being accused of gaining property of value by misrepresentation.
Larceny by false promises is obtaining property of value by making a false promise. For example, accepting money from someone in return for a service but you never intended to fulfilling the service.

Therefore, the penalties of larceny vary and can result anywhere from 16 months to 36 months in prison. As your Los Angeles Larceny Lawyer we do everything we can to prevent these penalties from being imposed. With our 75 years of combined experience and our legal skill and knowledge we can guarantee competent, effective, and aggressive representation.

If you have been charged with theft by larceny, call the Hedding Law Firm at (818) 986-2092 today to set up a free consultation! Our skilled larceny attorneys will investigate the facts surrounding your case, contest evidence presented against you, and place every effort into your defense.

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